In a sea of customized Triumph neo-classics, it’s refreshing to see a neat, vintage example emerge now and then. Especially when it’s been rebuilt by a shop whose signature look we’ve previously referred to as “retro streetfighter.”
This Triumph Tiger is the work of the Helrich Custom Cycles team of Dave Helrich and Jennifer Maa, and it’s an absolute gem. Most of the Tempe, Arizona duo’s clients to date have been from out-of-state or abroad, but the Tiger (and its owner) were locals. The initial meeting was nothing short of serendipitous: “We were going to an art show for metal sculptor Pete Deise,” explains Jenn, “and walked to the wrong door.”
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